Agence France-PresseApril 8, 2013 12:31
US actress Meryl Streep, who won an Oscar for playing Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 movie "The Iron Lady," hailed the former British premier Monday as a trailblazer for women.
"Margaret Thatcher was a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics. It is hard to imagine a part of our current history that has not been affected by measures she put forward" in Britain, she said.
"But to me she was a figure of awe for her personal strength and grit," she added in a statement released after Thatcher's death Monday in London, at the age of 87.